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Adjectival Nouns:

When referring to people, adjectives can sometimes be used as nouns.  The definite article precedes the adjective, which is now capitalized because it is functioning as a noun.  The adjectival nouns take the regular adjective endings for adjectives preceded by a der word as well.
 
der Alte - the old man
die Alte - the old woman
das Alte - everything that is old
die Alten - the old people

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